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Stapled Manual Copying

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038735D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bushaw, KA: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

In a copier having an automatic original document feeder and a copy set finisher, operator selection of both "one copy" and "staple" function causes the copies to be routed to the finisher's accumulator tray, where the copies are evenly stacked in collated sequence. When the operator indicates that the "one-copy" copy job is finished, by depressing a control panel stop button, the stack is stapled, and then ejected from the accumulator tray to an operator-accessible output tray. This control method forces the operator into the above mode of operation whenever documents are manually fed to the copier's copy platen, i.e.

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Stapled Manual Copying

In a copier having an automatic original document feeder and a copy set finisher, operator selection of both "one copy" and "staple" function causes the copies to be routed to the finisher's accumulator tray, where the copies are evenly stacked in collated sequence. When the operator indicates that the "one- copy" copy job is finished, by depressing a control panel stop button, the stack is stapled, and then ejected from the accumulator tray to an operator-accessible output tray. This control method forces the operator into the above mode of operation whenever documents are manually fed to the copier's copy platen, i.e., either manual placement of each original document on the platen, or the use of the document feeder in its semi-automatic document feeder (SADF) mode -- and the operator selects both "one copy" and the "staple" function. One copy of each original document is made and accumulated on the finisher's accumulator tray, image face down. When the copier's logic senses that all copy paper in process has reached the accumulator tray, and that the operator has made no attempt to copy another original document, a panel display prompts the operator "COPY THE NEXT ORIGINAL OR PUSH STOP". At this point the operator may copy more original document sheets, if desired. Alternatively, if the operator indicates that the job is finished, by depressing the control panel's stop button, the sheets on the accumulator tray are stapled and then eject...